Biden’s sister invites Meghan Markle to join the Democratic Party because she would ‘of course’ make a good presidential candidate: She defends President’s gaffes as ‘truths’ and confirms he WILL run again in 2024
- Valerie Biden Owens said Markle would be ‘welcome’ to join Democratic Party
- The Biden family have had a close relationship with Prince Harry and reports have claimed the Duchess of Sussex may start a career in politics
- Owens defended Biden and said his verbal blunders were ‘truths’ amid criticism
President Joe Biden’s sister has invited Meghan Markle to join the Democratic Party because she will ‘of course’ make a good candidate for the US Presidency.
Valerie Biden Owens, 76, said that the Duchess of Sussex would be ‘welcome to come in and join the Democratic Party’, adding that it was key to have more women in politics.
For 10 years, the Biden family have had a close relationship with Prince Harry and reports have claimed that Markle has been networking among senior Democrats with a view of building a campaign and starting a career in politics.
Owens commented: ‘It’s wonderful to have women in politics. The more women we have the better our democratic system will work. We welcome her to come in and join the Democratic Party.’
When asked if she thought the Duchess would make a good potential candidate for President one day, Owens told Good Morning Britain: ‘Yes, perhaps. Of course she will.’
Owens, who released her memoir ‘Growing Up Biden: A Memoir’ last month, also confirmed that Biden would run for President again in 2024 as she defended his gaffes as ‘truths’.
Valerie Biden Owens, 76, said that the Duchess of Sussex would be ‘welcome to come in and join the Democratic Party’, adding that it was key to have more women in politics
For 10 years, the Biden family have had a close relationship with Prince Harry and reports have claimed that Markle has been networking among senior Democrats with a view of building a campaign and starting a career in politics. Pictured: Jill and Joe Biden with Prince Harry at the Invictus Games in Toronto in 2017
When asked if she thought the Duchess would make a good potential candidate for President one day, Owens told Good Morning Britain: ‘Yes, perhaps. Of course she will’. Pictured: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Invictus Games in the Netherlands in April 2022
Republicans have accused Biden of being mentally unfit for office following a series of verbal blunders, such as referring to his wife Jill as the Vice President and calling for regime change in Russia by saying Vladimir Putin ‘cannot remain in power’.
Critics have cited Biden’s cognitive decline as the main reason for the current administration’s backtracking over the president’s other recent verbal blunders.
When asked about whether it makes her angry when Biden misspeaks and people put it down to him not being mentally fit for office, Owens said: ‘First of all, his gaffes are truths. He speaks the truth.
‘Is he capable? Watch him. Look at him. He speaks the truth. Sometimes it comes out in a different way and people call it a gaffe. He speaks the truth.’
Owens revealed she was not ‘enthusiastic’ about Biden running against Donald Trump for the presidency in 2020 because she believed Trump was ‘committed to destroying my brother and my family’.
President Joe Biden’s sister has invited Meghan Markle to join the Democratic Party because she will ‘of course’ make a good candidate for the US Presidency
Prince Harry and the then Vice President Joe Biden watch the Invictus Games in Orlando in 2016
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit the track and field event at the Invictus Games in The Hague, Netherlands, in April 2022
Owens, who has been in charge of Biden’s political campaigns for over 50 years, said: ‘All of the elections Joe ran, I was right there with him. 2020 was a different story.
‘I was not enthusiastic about him running against the former president, because the former president I believe was committed to destroying my brother and my family.’
Owens added: ‘Joe is the right person at the right time for the right job and there are lots of things still to do to carry on the agenda. There’s no daylight between the private person and the public man. The American people know what Joe is about.’
When asked if Biden will run for President in 2024, Owens confirmed: ‘Yes. We’ve got stuff to do. Absolutely.’
Owens was her brother’s campaign manager for all of his Senate campaigns and for his 2008 presidential bid, which he suspended only to be chosen as Democratic nominee Barack Obama’s running mate.
She was a senior adviser on the president’s successful 2020 campaign.
Confusing Libya and Syria, tripping up the stairs, and calling Kamala Harris ‘president’: Biden’s numerous gaffes over the years
Over the past few years, President Joe Biden has made the news for things he’s said and done – but not related to policy.
Rather the 79-year-old has had a knack for gaffes.
During speeches or while answering questions, Biden is known to make mistakes, have mix-ups or even digress.
The commander-in-chief has even been caught tripping a time or two, raising speculation about his physical health.
DailyMail.com has compiled many of Biden’s notable mis-speaks, foot-in-mouth moments and slips.
REPEATEDLY MIXING UP LIBYA AND SYRIA
‘I’m hopeful that we can find an accommodation where we can save the lives of people in — for example, in — in Libya,’ the president said, mentioning the north African country for the third time instead of Syria, in the Middle East. Biden is pictured in Cornwall, United Kingdom on June 13
The White House later brushed the confusion off, confirming that it was indeed, Syria, the country where Russia and the US have been involved in a decade-long civil war, which the president was referring to
Biden repeatedly confused Syria with Libya while discussing ways of working with Russia during a press conference at the G7 on June 13.
The 78-year-old gaffe machine spoke of working with Russian President Vladimir Putin to provide economic assistance to the people of Libya, prompting some confused glances from the press pack at the G7 summit in Cornwall, England.
‘I’m hopeful that we can find an accommodation where we can save the lives of people in — for example, in — in Libya,’ the president said, mentioning the north African country for the third time instead of Syria, which is in the Middle East.
The White House later brushed the confusion off, confirming that the president was indeed referring to Syria, the country where Russia and the US have been involved in a decade-long civil war.
TRIPPING WHILE BOARDING AIR FORCE ONE
Over the years, President Joe Biden has made numerous gaffes and mix-ups and has even been caught falling. Pictured: Biden falling while walking up the stairs of Air Force One on March 19
On March 19, he was caught tripping up the stairs as he boarded Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews
On March 19, video captured Biden tripping up the stairs as he boarded Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews.
In the clip, Biden stumbles as he walks up the airstairs. He grabs the hand railing to catch his balance, but then loses his footing two additional times.
During the third stumble, he falls to his knees. However, after brushing off his leg, he reaches the top of the plane and gives a salute before disappearing inside.
White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre later told reporters that Biden was ‘100 percent fine’ and preparing for his trip in Atlanta.
‘It’s pretty windy outside. It’s very windy. I almost fell coming up the steps myself,’ she said.
CALLING KAMALA ‘PRESIDENT HARRIS’
Just one day earlier, during a press conference on March 18 (pictured), he referred to Vice President Kamala Harris as ‘President Harris’
Just one day earlier, Biden accidentally referred to Vice President Kamala Harris as ‘President Harris.’
The gaffe occurred during a press conference on March 18, during which he lauded his administration for being close to meeting their goal of 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in his first 100 days in office.
‘Now when President Harris and I took a virtual tour of a vaccination center in Arizona not long ago, one of the nurses on that, on that tour injecting people, giving vaccinations, said that each shot was like administering a dose of hope,’ Biden said.
Harris was standing behind Biden as the president carried on with his speech, but did not correct himself.
Later that day, when the White House released the transcript of his speech, Harris’s proper title was inserted with brackets.
FORGOT NAME OF SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
On March 9, while making a speech, Biden seemed to forget the name of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin (above)
In a speech on March 9, Biden seemed to fumble with his words and forget the name of his Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.
‘I want to thank Sec – the former general – I keep calling him “General,”‘ Biden said.
‘My – the guy who runs that outfit over there. I want to make sure we thank the Secretary for all he’s done to try to implement what we’ve just talked about, and for recommending these two women for promotion.’
The slip-occurred despite the fact that just a few minutes earlier, he had mentioned Austin’s name in the speech without an issue.
INTRODUCES GRANDDAUGHTER AS HIS SON
On Election Day, in November, Biden introduced a crowd to his granddaughter, but referred to her as his son
During an Election Day speech in Philadelphia, Biden stumbled over his words and confused his granddaughter with his late son, Beau Biden.
Biden told the crowd: ‘I want to introduce you to two of my granddaughters…this is my son, Beau Biden who a lot of you helped elect to the Senate in Delaware.’
The commander-in-chief had meant to introduce the crowed to Natalie, Beau’s daughter, but hadn’t just mixed up the name but the person – he also put his arm around Finnegan Biden, Hunter’s daughter.
He finally corrected himself as he draped his arm around Natalie’s shoulder and said: ‘This is Natalie, this is Beau’s daughter.’
Beau Biden passed away in 2015 after a months-long battle with glioblastoma, one of the deadliest types of brain cancer.
TOLD STATE SENATOR IN WHEELCHAIR TO STAND UP
In 2008, Biden told then-Missouri state senator Chuck Graham to stand up for the crowd at a rally, before realizing he was in a wheelchair
Not all of Biden’s gaffes occurred in the 2020s or even the 2010s. In fact, some happened in the early aughts.
In September 2008, after Biden had been named former President Barack Obama’s running mate, he attended a campaign rally in Missouri.
It was there that he called on then-Missouri state senator Chuck Graham, who passed away last year. to stand up for the crowd.
‘I’m told Chuck Graham, state senator, is here. Stand up Chuck, let ’em see you,’ Biden said.
It was at that moment he realized Graham was in a wheelchair due to muscular dystrophy.
‘Oh, God love you. What am I talking about. I’ll tell you what, you’re making everybody else stand up, though, pal.’
According to the Columbia Tribune, Graham said he was never offended by the mistake.
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